Former Rockies GM suffers heart attack

February 25, 2010 | 12:23 pm  

Arizona Diamondbacks special assistant Bob Gebhard suffered what is described as a mild heart attack, according to major league sources.

He is hospitalized in Tucson, Ariz., where the team holds spring training.

Gebhard, who pitched briefly in the big leagues with Minnesota, was the original general manager of the Colorado Rockies. He held that position through 1999, the Rockies’ seventh year of competition.

He began his non-playing career in the Montreal and Minnesota organizations. After Colorado he scouted for St. Louis before joining Arizona.